Still mourning the loss of Will Gardner? (If so, you’re not alone.) This, though, may make your grief a bit more manageable: Taye Diggs is joining The Good Wife as a guest star in the upcoming season.
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Brandon Routh is trading in his blue and red tights for another pair of blue and red tights. EW has confirmed that the Superman Returns actor has booked a recurring role in Arrow‘s third season as Ray Palmer, a.k.a. The Atom.
According to TVLine, Ray Palmer, an “unparalleled scientist and inventor,” is Queen Consolidated’s new owner and has mysterious plans for Queen Consolidated’s Applied Sciences Division. He is rumored to be a love interest for Felicity.
In the comics, Ray Palmer/The Atom has the power to alter the size of his body and can shrink down to subatomic levels. This is not the character’s first live-action appearance: John Kassir portrayed the character in the failed 1997 CBS pilot/TV movie Justice League of America. The Atom has also been featured in both the Young Justice and Justice League Unlimited animated series.
The Atom is the second DC Comics superhero to join Arrow in its third season. As was previously reported, Devon Aoki was cast as the classic DC Comics hero Katana.
Arrow premieres on the CW on Wednesday, October 8 at 8 p.m. ET.
We may not have seen the last of Walter White.
Peter Gould, executive producer of AMC’s Breaking Bad spinoff Better Call Saul, told the New York Daily News that the spinoff will jump between decades and may even include scenes that take place during the Breaking Bad timeline. This means that there’s a chance Bryan Cranston will reprise his three-time Emmy-winning role as school teacher-turned-meth kingpin Walter White. READ FULL STORY
Sarah Jessica Parker may be returning to the city—but this time, there could be less sex and more crime.
Sydney Kimmel Entertainment has acquired the rights to Wendy Ruderman and Barbara Laker’s non-fiction crime thriller Busted: A Tale of Corruption And Betrayal In The City of Brotherly Love, and Deadline reports that Sex and the City‘s Sarah Jessica Parker is expected to appear in one of the two main roles. SKE will produce the show with Anonymous Content, the producers of HBO’s True Detective.
Busted tells the story of two investigative journalists, Wendy Ruderman and Barbara Laker, whose investigative reporting helped bring to light one of the biggest police corruption scandals in Philadelphia’s history. Their reporting earned them a Pulitzer Prize.
“Wendy and Barbara have written an amazing true story, and we’re thrilled for it to be SKE’s first television project,” said SKE President of Production Carla Hacken and SKE President Jim Tauber in a statement. “Sarah Jessica Parker’s coming on board, along with David Frankel and Don Roos is simply a perfect combination that we couldn’t be happier about.”
David Frankel, the director of The Devil Wears Prada, is expected to direct and executive produce the pilot, and Don Roos, husband of Scandal‘s David Bucatinsky, will write it.
Since Sex and the City ended its groundbreaking run in 2004, Parker has guest-starred on FOX’s Glee and has appeared in several feature films. If picked up, this series would mark Parker’s first full-time return to television since the HBO comedy ended.
Natasha Lyonne is breaking out of Litchfield and heading to Brooklyn. The Orange is the New Black actress will appear on Girls next season, EW has confirmed. It’s not known how many episodes she’ll appear in, but TV Line, who first reported the news of Lyonne’s casting, says she’ll play a character named Rickey. Lyonne will join previously announced guest stars Gillian Jacobs, Jason Ritter, and Zachary Quinto in the Lena Dunham-created comedy.
Girls‘ fourth season will debut on HBO next year.
The Wolf of Wall Street‘s P.J. Byrne has joined Martin Scorsese’s currently untitled HBO rock ‘n’ roll pilot.
The currently untitled drama is set in 1970s New York and will follow Richie Finestra (Bobby Cannavale), a record exec trying to resurrect his label as punk and disco are breaking into the city’s drug- and sex-fueled music scene. Byrne has been cast in the role of Scott Levitt, Finestra’s partner. READ FULL STORY
The O.C.’s Melinda Clarke has signed on guest star in two episodes in the third season of TNT’s Dallas, The Wrap reports.
Clarke will assume the role of Tracy Lawton, a character who was introduced in the 12th season of the original series and was played by Beth Toussaint. In the original series, McKay was introduced in 1988 as a love interest for Bobby Ewing (Patrick Duffy), and it was later revealed that she was in fact the daughter of Ewing’s rival Carter McKay (George Kennedy).
Since leaving The O.C., Clarke has guest starred on The CW’s The Vampire Diaries, HBO’s Entourage, and was a series regular on the recently canceled Nikita, which ran on The CW for four seasons.
Clarke will make her debut in the September 3 episode of Dallas‘s third season, which resumes on August 18.
Mary Steenburgen behind bars? Possibly.
EW has confirmed that the Academy Award-winner will appear in season 3 of Netflix’s hit show Orange is the New Black. No details have been revealed about episode count or who she’ll play, but if we had to bet, we’d guess inmate (on odds alone).
Steenburgen broke the news herself on Twitter:
Very excited to go to my first wardrobe fitting of OITNB! Will I be in orange or black?:)
— Mary Steenburgen (@MarySteenburgen) June 12, 2014
Oberyn might be gone from Game of Thrones, but Pedro Pascal has already signed on to his next project.
EW has confirmed that Pascal has been cast opposite Wagner Moura (Elysium) in Netflix’s upcoming series, Narcos. Written by Chris Brancato and directed by Jose Padilha, the drama tells the true story behind the spread of cocaine drug cartels and the lawmen who tried to take them down. Moura will star as famous drug kingpin Pablo Escobar, while Pascal takes on the role of Javier Pena, a Mexican DEA agent who is sent to Colombia in an attempt to take down (a.k.a. kill) Escobar. Deadline first reported the casting.
Narcos will premiere on Netflix in 2015.
If you’re still mourning the loss of Bachelor Pad, we have some good news: Although that specific Bachelor spin-off isn’t making a return, there’s another headed your way, and this one promises even more shirtlessness.
ABC has officially announced the cast of Bachelor in Paradise, the network’s latest reality TV endeavor, during which contestants will travel to Mexico and live together for seven weeks in an “isolated romantic paradise.” For seven episodes, we will get to watch all of their romantic explorations. We can’t promise kissing competitions, but ABC’s press release did mention something about “new twists, shocking surprises, unexpected guests, and some of the most unlikely relationships in Bachelor history.” Let’s all just hope none of that means Kasey is going to show up with a new tattoo.
Check out the full cast list below (with the Bachelor/Bachelorette season they appeared on in parentheses): READ FULL STORY
Filming of Sons of Anarchy‘s final season got underway May 28. Here’s something to look forward to: Marilyn Manson will recur as Ron Tully, a white supremacist prison shot-caller who Jax uses to expand his power base. He’ll make his debut in the season 7 premiere this fall.
“Sons has been such a big part of my life, as well as my father’s,” Manson says in FX’s announcement. “So I was determined to make him proud by being involved in what will probably be remembered as the most amazing piece of television cinema. After all, the very heart of SOA is about that relationship. So, now all I need is a motorcycle.”
UPDATE: The Bridge‘s Annabeth Gish has been cast as the new sheriff.
The lighting bolt doesn’t fall far from the tight red suit.
John Wesley Shipp, the actor who played Barry Allen in the short-lived TV series The Flash on CBS in the ’90s, has been cast as Henry Allen, the superhero’s father in the upcoming CW remake starring Grant Gustin.
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